Entry TypePerson
ForenamesPhilip Lyttelton
Epithetcompany director and businessman
Gender IdentityMale
HistoryHe studied at King's College, London, and Balliol College, Oxford, where he made several influential contacts which would greatly aid his career as a businessman. Having initially started training for the bar, he moved into the publishing business, first with Cassell and Co., then at the Clarendon Press, with whom he was British editor for Oxford University Press, 1884-1896. He left publishing and went into the field of South Africna business. He became a company director of the British South Africa Company and became its Presiden, 1920-1923. When he resigned, he became interested in colonial industrial undertakings in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Australia. He was the first chairman of Toynbee Hall, the Universities' Settlement in the East End of London providing charitable services to the poor of the area. He also served as literary executor for Benjamin Howett, Master of Balliol College.
RelationshipsSon of John Philip Gell and his wife Eleanor (nee Franklin); grandson of Sir John Franklin; he married Edith May Brodrick, daughter of the 8th Viscount Midleton in 1889. They had no offspring.
Key EventsBorn in London, 20 Apr 1852; died at Haven Hill, Kingswear, Devon, 29 May 1926
Authorised Form of NameGell; Philip Lyttelton (1852-1926); company director and businessman

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